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Story Red Hat Turns More Into More srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 6:52pm
Story Red Hat's $1B milestone notable but chump change vis-a-vis overall Linux srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 6:45pm
Story Fuduntu 2012.2 Released srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 4:27am
Story Measures on the command line srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 4:22am
Story 5 problems with Ubuntu srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 4:20am
Story Trine 2 Finally Arrives srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 4:17am
Story Linux boss: We're number one where it counts srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 4:10am
Story Ryan's Tools For Linux Game Porting, Development srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 12:02am
Story Red Hat questions Canonical's Ubuntu EC2 popularity claims srlinuxx 04/04/2012 - 12:00am
Story What DEFT brings to the table srlinuxx 03/04/2012 - 11:59pm

PClinuxOS 2007.0 Review

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PCLOS
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Nosredna Ekim: I am a Kubuntu user since version 6.06. However, that hasn’t made me blindly consider (k)ubuntu to be the best linux distro; I am always open to newcomers. In recent days, PClinuxOS 2007.0 was released, and quickly hit the top of of the distrowatch charts. I decided to download it and give this relatively new distribution a text run on my Acer Aspire 5050 laptop.

Gentoo's new Secret Sauce is sweet and sour

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Gentoo
Reviews

Linux.com: After several delays, Gentoo finally released version 2007.0, code-named Secret Sauce. Despite the extended period of development, the installable live CD and DVD versions didn't work as they should, thanks to obvious bugs with display drivers. That said, if you discount the live CD and DVD and install Gentoo the manual way it's popular for, the new version is smooth as ice.

Review: PcLinuxOS 2007

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PCLOS
Reviews

Raiden's Realm: A lot of the greatest hype in the Linux world has been around Ubuntu and its derivatives, namely Kubuntu, Edubuntu and the like. However, there's yet another contender in the Linux world that has been making a lot of noise and is worth a good hard look. Enter PcLinuxOS.

The Road to KDE 4: KWin Composite Brings Bling to KDE

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KDE

dot.kde.org: KWin, KDE's window manager, has been around since KDE 2.0 (replacing KWM in KDE 1.x) and has grown to be a mature and stable window manager over the years. For KDE 4, however, there were a few people rumbling about visual effects, and perhaps KWin was feeling a little envious of its younger cousins Compiz and Beryl.

Are Linux vendors predatory?

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Linux

Dana Blankenhorn: I want to continue our discussion about penguins as predators by talking about Covalent. Covalent’s business is supporting open source projects. Today Covalent added support for nine new Apache technologies to its roster and it’s expanding. Is it being predatory?

Is the world ready for Ubuntu’s six month release cycle?

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Ubuntu

ArsGeek: With Ubuntu hitting the main stream (don’t argue with me, being sold by Dell is about as mainstream as you can get) I’ve been thinking about their constant upgrade/release cycle among other potential obstacles that may stand in the way of more widespread adoption of my favorite operating system.

Customize Your Shell

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News

You can customize the UNIX shell to save time, to save typing, and to adapt to your style of work. Shell startup files capture your preferences and recreate your shell environment session after session, even machine to machine.

Firefox 2.0.0.4 and 1.5.0.12 Released (End-of-Life for 1.5.x)

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Moz/FF

CyberNetNews: Today is a big day for Mozilla because it marks the last version of Firefox 1.5 that will ship. This last release was definitely necessary though since Mozilla had never prompted 1.5.x users to upgrade to Firefox 2, but that is about to change.

60 days with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Batteries Not Included: I have been using Ubuntu for approximately 2 months now. This has been a fairly monogamous relationship, I think I booted Windows all of twice. So, what does it feel like?

It's Wedding Season, and OpenOffice.org Is Here For You

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OOo

OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas: Who wants to pay for someone else to make your wedding invitations? (Or programs, or whatever.) Use OpenOffice for your wedding invitations. This of course prompts the objection, "But there aren't any templates in OpenOffice."

Short Overview: Current State of Mesa and OpenGL on Linux

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Software

/home/liquidat: Most free X.Org graphic drivers are based on Mesa, which is a free OpenGL specification implementation. However, while OpenGL is already in Version 2.1 the Mesa implementation only supports version 1.5. This is to change soon - but OpenGL will make new releases as well.

A New Vector For Hackers -- Firefox Add-Ons

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Security

Washington Post: Makers of some of the most popular extensions, or "add-ons," for Mozilla's Firefox Web browser may have inadvertently introduced security holes that criminals could use to steal sensitive data from millions of users.

nBox - Envision your network with nBox (Embedded Ntop)

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HowTos

The life of a systems or network administrator requires us to maintain an expansive understanding of our network infrastructure to more effectively manage it.

Comparing GNU/Linux and FreeBSD

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OS

Free Software Mag: GNU/Linux is the most popular operating system built with free/open source software. However, it is not the only one: FreeBSD is also becoming popular for its stability, robustness and security. In this article, I’ll take a look at their similarities and differences.

Installing Liberation fonts on Linux

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HowTos

tectonic: Red Hat recently released a set of free fonts designed to be a metrically-exact replacement for the Microsoft Core TrueType fonts. Installing fonts on Linux, however, has not always been the easiest of tasks so Tectonic dug around a little to make a simple guide to installing these, and other, fonts on most flavours of Linux.

Kiosktool locks down KDE users' desktops

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KDE

linux.com: Recently I wrote about locking down the GNOME desktop environment with Pessulus. In this article, I'll show you how to do the same for KDE, using Kiosktool, a front end for changing the KDE configuration files in users' home folders and the /etc/kde* folders.

Trickle: A lightweight userspace bandwidth shaper.

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Software

DPotD: Sometimes, you’ll want to download something but you don’t want it to completely saturate your Internet connection. Perhaps you’re already downloading something more important, or you simply don’t want to get in the way of other people that are sharing the same Internet connection. Enter Trickle.

openSUSE to compete with Edubuntu?

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SUSE
Ubuntu

ZDNet: At first blush, the new offering, with a proposed release this fall, appears to have the makings of a serious competitor. Designed as an add-on “EDU-CD” to accompany the upcoming 10.3 release of openSUSE, the so-called “SLEducator” is designed to “[ease] the installation and configuration of an educational network and student desktop.

Kernel space: On-demand readahead

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Linux

LinuxWorld: "Readahead" is the act of speculatively reading a portion of a file's contents into memory in the expectation that a process working with that file will soon want that data. When readahead works well, a data-consuming process will find that the information it needs is available to it when it asks, and that waiting for disk I/O is not necessary.

Making Debian packages from commercial software

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HowTos

Debian Administration: One of my main goals for a managed infrastructure is to make sure I have consistent versions of end-user applications installed everywhere. It was time to make Debian-style packages of the big, expensive third-party stuff.

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